I’ve decided that Amanda had a magic bouquet. No matter which way you turned it, it looked like a completely different bouquet. Not to mention it stood up on its own… with a little bit of encouragement from me, of course. So naturally, she now has approximately 1362 shots of her bouquet attempting to capture it in all of its glory. Kidding… kinda.
Amanda and Ryan’s wedding day was drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that’s completely changed 2020 and wedding planning as we know it. Not too long before their celebrations, Amanda reached out to me, disappointed that their plans had been drastically altered, yet seemingly in good spirits about the whole thing. As she described to me their new wedding day – same venue, same timeline, same wedding party, but with a super intimate guest list and oodles of time and space to capture every little part of their day – I have to admit I was a teensy bit excited. And I shared that with Amanda. My heart went out to her and Ryan as they scampered to adjust things for their upcoming wedding day, but the creative in me was already dreaming up things we could do to make the most (and more than) with their portrait times. Having Mavris as a big, open backdrop and a day that would have a more relaxed vibe and timeline to it, isn’t something that happens too often, so we took it and ran with it.
And let me tell you. I’ve never been more excited to share the portraits from a wedding before. Oh, and did I mention that the camera LOVES Amanda?!
If you’ve read my blog before or followed me for any amount of time, you’ll also know what a sucker I am for the small, sentimental details that are tucked into a wedding day. When I was small, I wanted to grow up to be a writer (which I guess I use this blog to satisfy that outlet), but as I naturally transitioned into photography from writing, the storytelling aspect was not lost on me. I use photography to tell a story… your story. And in this case, Amanda and Ryan’s story. So when Amanda shared with me that she’d be wearing her late mother’s necklace on her wedding day, I knew how much it must mean to her. It became a focus of her detail shots, and even some of her portrait shots. But what I didn’t fully see until I was editing, was that in the portrait of her mother on the piano in the lobby, her mom is wearing the necklace. And in the wedding day photo of her mom and dad on the cake table, she’s wearing it again. It’s these pieces that tell the whole story. It’s these photos that paint the whole picture.
Congratulations, Amanda and Ryan. It’s been a whirlwind of a year, but seeing it all come together for you in an intimate Mavris micro wedding was nothing short of magical. Thank you for having me along for the ride!
VENDORS & GOODS
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Mavris Arts & Event Center
Gown | Watters (Rhapsody)
Suit | Men’s Wearhouse
Florist | Rabble Flowers
Ceremony Arch | Blue Blossom
Hair & Makeup | D&G Studio
Cake | Gallery Pastry Shop
Officiant |Jacob Eaton
casey and her camera is an Indianapolis Wedding Photographer specializing in family, couple, lifestyle, elopement, and wedding photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.